Re: THEORY: Sound changes in literate societies
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, July 5, 2002, 1:49|
Thomas Leigh scripsit:
> I'm curious: what exactly do you mean by "still in common use in
> manuscript form until the 16th century"? I have never heard of Ogham
> being used in manuscripts, nor of it being in common use so late.
I was referring to marginalia, not whole manuscripts (!). I think
one would get awfully tired writing a whole MS in Ogham.
> Again, you've got me sitting straight up in my chair, John! I've never
> heard of any variety of runic script being in "steady use" until the
> 19th century!
Well, my immediate source is the Unicode Standard, which is online at
www.unicode.org; the relevant piece is
and its references are at
I will go inquire on the Unicode and Qalam lists.
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